Friday, August 31st, 2012

A Collegiate Week in Comedy

– Jon Glaser is joining the cast of Parks and Recreation.

– Abby Elliott gets an arc on How I Met Your Mother.

– Rob Riggle is set to make football jokes for Fox's NFL Sunday pregame coverage.

– We looked at some great college improv groups.

– We examined British comedies you should be glad you've never seen.

– We analyzed chicken impressions from Arrested Development.

– We looked back on the disaster that was the 1997 comedy pilot for The Justice League of America.

– We read the best college humor publications.

– We found the lost roles of Chris Rock.

– We looked back at Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show, and NBC.

– We found out what our favorite comedians were up to in college.

– We discovered the power of slow comedy.

– We looked inside the Second City's comedy studies program.

– We talked to Connor Ratliff, Cathryn Mudon, and Tom Levin about "I'm Too Fragile For This."

– We looked at how college comedies are watched by all ages of dudes.

– We dug into the archives with Joan Rivers.

– We followed @OldManWeldon on Twitter.

And finally, here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:

The Indoor Kids – "Adam Pally jams on NBA 2K12"

Rejected Pitches – "Pulp Fiction"

Get Your War On – "Tampa"

I'm Too Fragile For This – "Birthday"

"Father-Son Chat with Alan Thicke"

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